'Iron Man' is about a guy named Tony Stark who owns Stark
Industries, a weapon manufacturing company, but finds himself at the
mercy of Middle Eastern terrorists who force him to build a missile
capable of mass destruction until his friend helps him become Iron Man
with his own material that the terrorists got hold of. Now back to the
U.S., he comes back as a changed man after 3 months of captivity and
does not want to use his company for destructive purposes but is faced
with an unexpected enemy who will use his company for the most evil
purposes. The revolves around Stark and what he does to ensure his
company is not used for evil.
'Iron Man' is an explosive superhero action-adventure packed with
weapons of mass destruction and addresses issues such as fear, respect,
friendship, sacrifice, betrayal, loyalty, greed, pride, and repentance.
It is a movie worth watching over and over again minus the bed scene
which occurs with a reporter in the beginning of the movie.
There is a bed scene in the beginning of the movie without nudity.
There is a lot of weaponry violence.
Barely to none
'Iron Man' has an exciting plot that keeps you on your edge
until the movie is over.
What I liked about the movie:
1. The sacrifice Stark's friend made to save his life and the
remark: 'Don't waste your life'
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay
down his life for his friends." (John 15:13, NIV)
2. The change in Stark before captivity and after captivity.
3. The hard work of Stark to make a difference in the lives of others.
"Work hard and become a leader, be lazy and
never succeed." (Proverbs 13:13, TLB)
4. The question:
'Do you want people to fear you or respect you?'
5. The role of the reporter in exposing atrocities.
"If you fail under pressure, your strength is
too small. Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as
they stagger to their death. Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we
didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who
guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their
actions deserve." (Proverbs 24:10-12, NLT)
6. 'Iron Man's' existence to save the lives of innocent human beings.
7. The loyalty of the one that raised him since he was young.
"Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie
them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart."
(Proverbs 3:3, NLT)
8. Good triumphing over evil.
"Turn from evil and do good, and you will live
in the land forever." (Psalm 37:27, NLT)
"But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you
and guard you from the evil one." (2 Thessalonians 3:3, NLT)
9. The dangers of the love of money when it leads to greed and evil.
"For the love of money is the root of all kinds
of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true
faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows." (1 Timothy 6:10, NLT)
10. The dangers of non-accountability.
“The Lord our God has secrets known to no one.
We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable
forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the
terms of these instructions." (Deuteronomy 29:29, NLT)
"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God.
Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to
whom we are accountable." (Hebrews
What I disliked about the movie:
1. The bed scene in the movie because they were not married!
"But you can’t say that our bodies were made
for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares
about our bodies. And God will raise us from the dead by his power, just
as he raised our Lord from the dead. Don’t you realize that your bodies
are actually parts of Christ? Should a man take his body, which is part
of Christ, and join it to a prostitute? Never! And don’t you realize
that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with
her? For the Scriptures say, “The two are united into one.”
But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. Run
from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one
does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you
realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in
you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God
bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body." (1
Corinthians 6:13a - 20, NLT)
QUESTIONS TO PONDER: (SPOILER
1. What did you like most about the movie, why or why not?
2. What did you not like about the movie?
3. Would you like people to follow you because they fear you or because
they respect you, why or why not?
4. When you say you are someone's friend, what does that actually mean
5. What do you think is the difference between a friend's loyalty & a
6. What about you when it comes to 'you and the Creator of the
7. What have you sacrificed in your life for the sake of others?
8. How can you ensure that you don't waste your life and who holds you
9. You may not be 'Iron Man' but what can you do to make a difference in
the lives of others?
10. What situations do we see in the movie that the Word of God speaks
11. What areas in your life can people say that you have persevered
12. Stark changed his life and became Iron Man but what about you?